a quick study of the basics of the elements of narrative writing (plot, characters, setting, conflict, theme, figurative language...)
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a story with a beginning, middle, and end
a piece of writing that is not true
an individual feature, fact, or item
special language that makes reading come alive to the reader - uses figures of speech, like similes and metaphors
a part of a piece of writing that focuses on one subject, begins on a new line, and is made up of several sentences
a change from one condition or idea to another
the time and place in which a story takes place
the people, animals, or creatures in a story
HOW the author DESCRIBES the character, so the reader understands the character traits
Sequence of events in a story
the problem that needs to be solved in a story
In this part of a story, the conflict is further developed, and suspense (or tension) builds.
The action of the plot begins to settle down.
This is when the story's main conflict has been resolved and the story comes to an end.
the main idea, overall message, or "big picture" behind a story
main character in a story, who is involved in the central plot
a person who causes problems or conflicts for the protagonist
a conversation between two or more characters
Point of View
the perspective from which a story is told
descriptive language that appeals to one or more of the five senses
a comparison of two unlike things, using "like" or "as"
a comparison of two unlike things, WITHOUT "like" or "as"
giving human characteristics to a non-human object or thing
the truth is exaggerated to make a point or to add humor
hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story
This is the most intense part of a story's plot - or a turning point in the story.
the introduction of a story, where the reader meets the main character(s), learns the setting, and begins to understand the story's conflict
a struggle or problem happening inside a character's mind
a struggle or problem a character faces, involving another character, society, or a force of nature
First Person Point of View
the narrator telling the story is a character in the story
Third Person Point of View
the narrator telling the story is NOT a character in the story